10mb_01 photography by Bode Helm

Age: 28
Occupation: attorney

“I get to work with the smartest people I know,” Cox says of her job at Jones Day. The hours can be tough; you might find Cox at her desk at 2 am on a Saturday. But she makes time to read books (historical fiction, please) and comics (her favorite is X-Men), as well as hang out with her girlfriends, her boyfriend, and, most important, the love of her life, her dog Teddy. Aside from Teddy, her biggest passion is educational charity work, which currently includes working with the Boys & Girls Club. “I have a similar background to the kids I work with,” Cox says. “Education played such an important part in my life, and I’d like to share that with as many kids as I can.”